12/31/2013 1:51amFaced with a shrinking population, Japan is trying to woo women back into the labor force through child care and other policies. But women are now rarely found in leadership positions, although women around the world are increasingly making advances:
12/31/2013 2:45amJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants women like Tomo Tamai to go back to work.
12/31/2013 6:34amThe U.S.-led international forces in Afghanistan suffered the lowest number of casualties in the past six years in 2013, but Afghan security forces saw their casualties mount as they took the lead in the 12-year war against the Taliban.
12/31/2013 2:29pmMyanmar freed five prisoners Tuesday and more are expected to be released next week as part of a pledge by the country's president to free all political prisoners by the end of 2013.
12/31/2013 6:50pmIn a story Dec. 28 about a detained Tibetan monk, The Associated Press, relying on information from Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser, reported erroneously the date on which the monk's supporters gathered to petition for his release. The correct date was Dec. 10, 2013, not Dec. 18, 2013.
12/31/2013 8:36pmCrowds jammed Times Square on Tuesday to ring in 2014, braving bone-chilling cold and ultra-tight security for the chance to see Miley Cyrus, a final countdown from a U.S. Supreme Court justice and the drop of the shimmering crystal ball.